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Q&A: ‘Star Wars’ actor shifts focus to provide support to epilepsy patients, caregivers

Q&A: ‘Star Wars’ actor shifts focus to provide support to epilepsy patients, caregivers

Known for his role as a pilot in “Star Wars,” actor Greg Grunberg has traded in his flight suit to travel cross country to bring awareness to epilepsy care, treatment and patient needs. In February 2022, Grunberg debuted the YouTube series “The Care Giver,” in which he travels the United States to share stories of those in […]

Climate Change Commission

Climate Change Commission

Terms of Reference As the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) recognises that climate change poses a significant threat to the lives and wellbeing of people with epilepsy and to the work of professionals in the field, the Climate Change Commission undertakes to: Ensure that as a responsible organization, ILAE quantifies and understands its entire direct […]

Nature Papers on Neuroinflammation in Epilepsy, Sequencing Panels for Pediatric Cancers, More

Nature Papers on Neuroinflammation in Epilepsy, Sequencing Panels for Pediatric Cancers, More

Combining single-cell transcriptomics with systems biology-based analysis, a team led by scientists from SingHealth/Duke-NUS Academic Medical Centre has uncovered new details about the role of Cin epilepsy. Aiming to further investigate the hypothesis that inappropriate pro-inflammatory mechanisms contribute to the development of epilepsy, the scientists used single-cell cellular indexing of transcriptomes and epitopes by sequencing, […]

Podcast: Life as a Medical Student with Epilepsy

Podcast: Life as a Medical Student with Epilepsy

Newswise — Most neurologists and epileptologists do their best to show compassion and empathy for their patients with epilepsy. But imagining yourself in the shoes of someone with epilepsy is different than actually being there. Sharp Waves talked with a medical student in the United States who also has epilepsy. He took a year out […]

Co-sleeping with babies increases risk of suffocation death: new US guidelines

Co-sleeping with babies increases risk of suffocation death: new US guidelines

Doctors are warning parents that the popular but controversial practice of “co-sleeping” puts babies at a higher risk of suffocating. The American Academy of Pediatrics released updated guidelines Tuesday for safe sleeping with infants and toddlers after multiple suffocation fatalities linked to the now-recalled Fisher-Price 4-in-1 Rock ‘n Glide Soothers. Every year, according to the AAP’s new parental alert, approximately […]

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